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RD S 10MG/150MG TABLET

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Composition FOR RD S

Dicyclomine(10 mg),Ranitidine(150 mg)

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There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Rd s 10mg/150mg tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
UNSAFE
Rd s 10mg/150mg tablet is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
PROBABLY SAFE
Rd s 10mg/150mg tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
UNSAFE

SALT INFORMATION FOR RD S

Dicyclomine(10 mg)

Uses

Dicyclomine is used in the treatment of abdominal pain and irritable bowel syndrome

How it works

Dicyclomine belongs to antispasmodic and anticholinergic (antimuscarinic) class of medicines that act by relieving the smooth muscle tightening (contraction) of the gastrointestinal tract via dual action: (i) by a specific action (anticholinergic), which reduces muscle contractions and (ii) by a direct effect on muscles of the stomach and intestine (musculotropic) leading to muscle relaxations, and decrease in contraction and pain.

Common side effects

Sleepiness, Vomiting, Weakness, Drowsiness, Headache, Dizziness, Blurred vision, Stomach pain, Dry mouth, Difficulty in urination, Flatulence, Constipation, Nausea, Nervousness, Loss of appetite, Gastrointestinal discomfort, Abdominal bloating
Ranitidine(150 mg)

Uses

Ranitidine is used in the treatment of acidity, heartburn, intestinal ulcers and stomach ulcers

How it works

Ranitidine lowers the acid production in the stomach.

Common side effects

Fatigue, Drowsiness, Headache, Dizziness, Nausea, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Muscle pain

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Expert advice FOR RD S

  • This medication may impair your thinking or alertness. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.
  • Avoid becoming overheated or dehydrated during exercise and in hot weather. Dicyclomine can decrease your sweating, which can lead to heat stroke in a hot environment.
  • Avoid taking alcohol as it can increase certain side effects of dicyclomine.
  • Stop using dicyclomine and call your doctor right away if you have serious side effects such as confusion, hallucinations, unusual thoughts or behavior, fast or uneven heart rate, or if you urinate less than usual or not at all.

Frequently asked questions FOR RD S

Dicyclomine

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Is Dicyclomine safe?
Dicyclomine is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

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Is Dicyclomine gluten free?
Dicyclomine active drug does not contain gluten. Read the label instruction of the brands your doctor prescribes you, for gluten content

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Is Dicyclomine an over-the-counter medicine?
Dicyclomine is available over-the-counter. However, always consult your doctor before taking dicyclomine for your disease

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Does dicyclomine help nausea?
Dicyclomine is not known to relieve nausea. Nausea is a common side effect of dicyclomine.

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Does dicyclomine help constipation or trigger constipation?
Dicyclomine may cause constipation

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Is dicyclomine an opiate/steroid/antacid/NSAID/benzodiazepine?
Dicyclomine is not an opiate, steroid, or an antacid. It is neither a NSAID not a benzodiazepine

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Is dicyclomine a muscle relaxer?
Yes, dicyclomine is a smooth muscle relaxant. It has a direct effect on muscles of the stomach and intestine. It does not relax the skeletal/voluntary muscles

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Can I take dicyclomine for diarrhea?
Dicyclomine has no known effects in treating diarrhea

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Can I take dicyclomine for menstrual cramps?
Dicyclomine mainly acts on the smooth muscles of the intestine. Hence, it is used to relieve cramps or spasms of the stomach and intestines (gut). It is not known whether it can be used for menstrual cramps

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Does dicyclomine cause constipation?
Dicyclomine may cause constipation

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Does dicyclomine make you drowsy?
Dicyclomine may cause drowsiness and make you feel sleepy

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Does dicyclomine cause hair loss?
Dicyclomine does not have hair loss as a known side-effect

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Can I take dicyclomine with Advil (ibuprofen)/ amoxicillin/ Pepto (bismuth subsalicylate)/ tramadol/ Vicodin (acetaminophen and hydrocodone)/ oxycodone/ Tylenol (paracetamol)?
There are no known serious drug interactions between dicyclomine and Advil (ibuprofen)/ amoxicillin/ Pepto (bismuth subsalicylate)/ Tramadol/ Vicodin (acetaminophen and hydrocodone)/ oxycodone/ Tylenol (paracetamol). Dicyclomine is often available in combination with pain killers like paracetamol Consult your doctor about all medications currently taken before starting and while on dicyclomine.

Ranitidine

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Is ranitidine an antihistaminic drug?
Yes, ranitidine is an antihistaminic drug and it acts by blocking the action of a chemical messenger histamine (acts on H2 receptors) and hence decreasing the acid production in the stomach.

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Is ranitidine an antacid?
No, ranitidine is not an antacid as it does not neutralize the acids of the stomach rather it works by decreasing the production of the acid.

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Is ranitidine same as PPIs like omeprazole/ esomeprazole/ pantoprazole?
No, ranitidine and proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) like omeprazole/ esomeprazole/ pantoprazole are two different class of drugs with similar uses but a different mechanism of action. PPIs act by blocking the proton pumps in the stomach, unlike ranitidine which blocks the action of histamine.

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Is ranitidine better than omeprazole?
Ranitidine and omeprazole are two different drugs with similar uses but different mechanisms of action and so cannot be compared.

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Is ranitidine safe?
Yes. Ranitidine is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by the physician/ doctor.

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Is ranitidine an over the counter (OTC) drug?
No, ranitidine is not an over the counter (OTC) drug. It belongs to a class of prescription drugs.

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Is ranitidine gluten free?
Yes, ranitidine is a synthetic drug and free from any source that can contain gluten. Please refer to the package insert of the prescribed brand before use.

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Can I take ranitidine for heartburn?
Yes, ranitidine can be used for preventing heartburn and acid indigestion and should preferably be taken 30-60 minutes before taking food.

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How long can I take ranitidine for?
Your doctor will prescribe the dose and will tell you, how long ranitidine can be taken. It is a safe drug and usually prescribed for 4-6 weeks for the healing of active gastric ulcers and 6-12 weeks for the treatment of gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD).

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Can I take ranitidine for the treatment of hives?
Ranitidine can be used along with antihistaminics like cetirizine for the treatment of hives as it narrows the blood vessels and can reduce the redness of the hives.

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Does ranitidine cause constipation?
Yes, ranitidine can cause constipation. It is one of the common side effects.

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Does ranitidine contain aluminum?
No, ranitidine itself does not contain aluminium.

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Does ranitidine expire?
Yes, ranitidine does expire. All the medicines come with an expiry date mentioned on the pack. You must check the expiry date before using nay medicine.

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Can I take ranitidine with prednisone?
Yes, ranitidine can be taken with prednisone. No drug-drug interactions have been seen.

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Can I take ranitidine with PPIs like pantoprazole/ omeprazole/ Esomeprazole?
Yes, ranitidine can be taken with proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) like pantoprazole/ omeprazole/ Esomeprazole. No drug-drug interactions have been seen.

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Can I take ranitidine with doxycycline?
Yes, ranitidine can be taken with doxycyclin. No drug-drug interactions have been seen.

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Can I take ranitidine with azithromycin?
Yes, ranitidine can be taken with azithromycin. No drug-drug interactions have been seen.

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Can I take Ranitidine with metoprolol?
Yes, ranitidine can be taken with metoprolol. No drug-drug interactions have been seen.

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Can I take ranitidine with tramadol?
Yes, ranitidine can be taken with the tramadol. No drug-drug interactions have been seen.

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Content on this page was last updated on 03 February, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)